And this is where we end, with a Happily Ever After of sorts. The curse on the town is broken, and it is sealed away no more, no longer subject to the mad whims of a bitter old man. Mytho has Rue now, and they are happy. The Monster Raven is destroyed and the Storyteller must find another tale to haunt. And what of Fakir and Ahiru?
Down by the lake at the edge of the town, if you go there when the sun is high and the skies are clear, you might find a young man, writing. And in the water, safe beneath his shadow, you might see a little yellow duck swimming peacefully in the summer heat. It is not perfect, but for these two, freshly scarred from battle, it is, for the moment, enough.”